Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers



The Northern Lights
Saturday 27th June 2020
Start time : 16:00

Speaker : Paul Fellows

The Northern Lights and Space Weather

One of the most beautiful phenomena of nature is the Northern (and Southern) lights. Paul will explain what they are, where they come from and why they show the colours that they do. They are however a warning to us and our reliance on technology and the impact on that of space weather in general”

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Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.

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About our speaker:

Paul is chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Society and a keen amateur astronomer having built his first telescope in 1975, he now operates his own private observatory and takes many astronomical images of both deep sky and solar system objects. He studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge, from which he has an MA in Natural Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and RAS Fellow to Cunard line as well as a part-time advisor and board member of a number of software and electronics design companies in the Cambridge area.

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